Sacramento Supervisors Vote No on Commercial Pot

You can probably kiss the idea of commercial marijuana goodbye in unincorporated Sacramento. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors joined the list of municipalities saying no to commercial pot grows, dispensaries and other businesses trying to get in on the recreational marijuana game. The vote was 3 to 1, with a final vote scheduled for the end of the month.

Supervisor Patrick Kennedy was the lone dissenter. The county is “burying its head in the sand” by outlawing commercial pot activity, he said. The proposal also received criticism from some code enforcement officers, who would be tasked with enforcing the ban.

“Although we may dress like police officers, we are not police officers,” said Rachel Sutherland. “The line between peace officer and code enforcement officer has blurred” and “it will become even more blurry when you have us doing full on drug enforcement activity,” she added.

The proposed ordinance would prohibit any commercial marijuana activity in unincorporated parts of the county. People are still able to grow a limited number of plants inside their home for personal use.


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